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believe that is politically doable? >> oh, yes, absolutely. there's this myth that the nra is this organization that decides who wins and who loses. first what's the difference if you lose. how you can look in a mirror and say to get my campaign going or to win an election i was willing to let more kids get killed. i mean somehow or another we have this all mixed up here. we keep talking about is it good or bad for campaigns, is it good or bad politics. i come from a world where if i said that to the press i would just get massacred, what's right. and we have an obligation to help these kids stay alive. and adults as well. and the nra, their number one, to show you how powerless they really are, their number one objection -- objective in this last election was to defeat barack obama for a secretary term. last time i checked, he won. and he won reasonably comfortably. i went in, we created a small pact. we put some money in-- a small pac. we put some money into some campaigns for congress, i think five campaigns where the nra supported the other side. we won four of them. an
-year-olds. >> ifill: one lawmaker's change of heart: virginia senator mark warner, an n.r.a. supporter, now says "enough is enough." year from gun violence, if we can cut that number in half, if we can cut that number by 20%, if we can cut that number by 10%, we save thousands of lives. >> woodruff: plus, neighbors and friends in newtown are searching for a way to turn the horror of friday's killings into something positive for their community. hari sreenivasan has our conversation. >> ifill: kira kay reports on an election to watch in india, where the leading candidate for chief minister of one state, narendra modi, is both loved and loathed. >> for all of modi's popularity, he is also one of the most polarizing figures in india today, despised by many for a period of vicious communal violence that happened on his watch. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown remembers the life of war hero and medal of honor winner daniel inouye, the senator from hawaii who was third in line to the presidency. >> ifill: and we close with the story of a message of hope and healing from the late fred rogers, in a 34-year-old
publishing the list of 10 most influential supporters of the nra who are now in favor of some kind of change, names like harry reid, senator manchin common -- senator manchin. these are people whose nra record is impeccable. and they are all turning around and saying essentially the same thing, that assault weapons have no place in the kind of hunting culture that they espouse. it is something that makes it feel in washington as if we might be about to have something more than just a meaningful conversation. >> pala items they're remembering newtown. now to pakistan where five female health workers there to help with the country's anti- polio drive have been shot. their deaths come just one day after another polio program worker was also killed. the taliban has said the vaccination drive is part of a western plot. >> it is hard to explain why women would be shot dead for providing children care. that is what has happened in pakistan. four female health workers killed in different parts of karachi, another in a different city as they tried to vaccinate against polio. police say the -- it is c
changed the conversation. >> i ask all my friends in the n.r.a. -- and i'm a proud n.r.a. member and always have been -- that we need to sit down and move this dialogue a sensible, reasonable approach to fixing it. it's part of it, not all of it. everything has to be on the table and i think it will be >> suarez: this afternoon the senate opened with a moment of silence for the newtown victims. then majority leader harry reid announced the chamber will examine the nation's gun laws >> we have to engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate about how to change laws and culture and allow this violence to continue to grow. we have no greater responsibility than keeping our most vulnerable and most precious resource, our children, safe. every idea should be on the table as we discuss how best to do just that. >> suarez: minority leader mitch mcconnell did not endorse reed's initiative. but he didn't reject it either. instead he kept his remarks focused on the tragedy. >> any time there's a shooting like this, we're crushed with sorrow. but there's no escaping the fact th
been imprisoned by the nra to let your member go. >> i wish there was a simple answer. if i really believe that if you ban a certain type of weapon, i don't like to call them assault weapons i'd call them semi automatic rifles. but if i thought that would work, maybe i would be open to it but the fact is we had the ban in effect for ten years, and the particular killings we've seen recently would probably not have been solved even if that bad had been in affect. even the new law would grandfather certain weapons in and i just don't think there is a simple answer. i think this is a complicated problem, guns is part of it. but so is our culture of violence and so is mental illness. >> i think nasa good news here that we'll have a debate. we'll have a discussion, because everyone is right when they say it's tragedy that this had happened again. not the first incident in this country or other parts of the world, what are we going to do to address it. i think it will be real shame if people use this race political opportunity to push an agenda they have always had, gun control being an
, is pushing a bill to require that all first graders be enrolled in the nra's gun safety course. 6 and 7 years old. pledge allegiance to the flag, lock and load our new head start. a state senator in tennessee's republican legislature says he will introduce a bill that would allow the state to pay for secretly armed teachers in classrooms. ms. simpson packing heat. hey, it's show and tell. can we see your glock nine? an elementary school student near salt lake city brought a gun to school saying he wanted to protect his friends. instead, he allegedly used it to threaten his classmates. as the good book say, get with it. train up a child, and when he is old, he will not depart for it. ready, aim, fire. for the child who has everything this season, how about body armor? a utah company named amendment two offers a new line of it for kids. mother jones magazine reports sales have tripled in one week. a massachusetts company is promoting the bullet blocker, a ruggedom ctepur backpack siteedgn for work or play, made of the same materials used in bulletproof police vests currently on sale for the hol
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